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Make It Pop: A Brief Report From The Annual PDX Pop Now! Fundraiser

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There was an oddly reflective mood amongst the celebrants at the 2013 Make It Pop fundraiser. Given the fervor with which PDX Pop Now!, the evening’s beneficiary, embraces the new—kids’ sitting atop their daddy’s shoulders to catch their first ever concert; hastily assembled bands nervously playing their own first shows together—the lo...   More
 
Monday, May 13, 2013 by JAY HORTON

The Real World Portland, Ep. 6: Peace Means Having A Bigger Stick Than The Other Guy

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We know, you don't even have a TV. But WW correspondent Jay Horton is enduring and recapping each installment to assess just how real—and how Portland-y—the housemates get.
Is the sun a little brighter today? The birds bursting with song? Villains extra dastardly and heroes that much more super?    More
 
Monday, May 6, 2013 by JAY HORTON

The Real World Portland, Ep. 5: The Hollow Gesture

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We know, you don't even have a TV. But WW correspondent Jay Horton is enduring and recapping each installment to assess just how real—and how Portland-y—the housemates get.
“Nia,” Anastasia trilled, “don’t put that dick in your mouth!”
This is the way The Real World begins—not with a bang but with whimsy. When last we left our seven strangers, the long-pu...   More
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by JAY HORTON

Album Review: Aina Haina

Aina Haina (Badman Recording Co.)


Album Reviews
[REHEATED ROCK] Every review of the eponymous EP recently released by Aina Haina seems obligated to first mention the day job of Dylan Magierek—producer, engineer and co-founder of globally reno   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 JAY HORTON

The Real World Portland, Ep. 4: It’s An Ill Wind That Blows No Good

As the venerable institution visits the Rose City, correspondent Jay Horton never stops being polite.

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We know, you don't even have a TV. But WW correspondent Jay Horton is enduring and recapping each installment to assess just how real—and how Portland-y—the housemates get.
We saw trees of green. Red roses, too. We saw, wonder of wonders, friends shaking hands midst halls painted all the colors of the rainbow and then some. As a matter of fact, this bright blessed day—“New roomma...   More
 
Friday, April 19, 2013 by JAY HORTON

Album Review: Foreign Talks

Foreign Talks (Expunged)


Album Reviews
[FOREIGNERS] To argue the merits of teenage bands means punting lyrics from the outset. Rare are the artists as young men who articulate their passions with any degree of complexity or perspecti   More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 JAY HORTON

The Real World Portland, Ep. 3: The City That Works

As the venerable institution visits the Rose City, correspondent Jay Horton never stops being polite.

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We know, you don't even have a TV. But WW correspondent Jay Horton is enduring and recapping each installment (well, last week was a bit of a hiccup) to assess just how real—and how Portland-y—the housemates get.
Last week, on episode 2 of The Real World, not much of anything happened, tell the truth: pasta at Allure, drinks at CC Slaughters, amuse-bouche of expositor...   More
 
Friday, April 12, 2013 by JAY HORTON

Safeway, Here He Comes

Portland’s “Godlike Genius”-in-Residence, Johnny Marr, goes back to the new house.


Music Stories
Johnny Marr is that rarest of all creatures: He is living, and he is legend.  After roaming the globe for a quarter century to briefly aid a dizzying litany of acts, his résumé reads like   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 JAY HORTON

Revived, But Not Quite Alive: Evil Dead Reviewed

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Not only did Evil Dead screen after WW press deadlines, but it kept critic Jay Horton shaking all weekend long, unable to file his review until Monday afternoon.
Critic’s Grade: C
Should there be any doubt, we’re not speaking about The Evil Dead. Sam Raimi, godhead of the series and producer of this latest iteration (alongside old cohorts Bruce Campbell and Ro...   More
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 by JAY HORTON

The Real World Portland, Ep. 1: Bondage, Burlesque, Banalities

As the venerable institution visits the Rose City, correspondent Jay Horton never stops being polite.

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We know, you don't even have a TV. But last week, The Real World: Portland aired its first pitiful episode, and from here out, WW correspondent Jay Horton will endure and recap each installment, assessing just how real—and how Portland-y—the housemates ge...   More
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by JAY HORTON
 

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